On Sunday, November 8, 2020, Teaching Pastor Bruce Hess’ message is “Eternal Rewards, Part 2”. Below are some questions for your personal or group reflection.
1. George Whitfield was an English preacher and a significant voice during the first Great Awakening (a spiritual revival during the mid-1700s). He has been called “the father of modern evangelicalism.” A plaque by his grave cites a quote by him:
After I am dead I desire no other epitaph than this, “Here lies G.W.
What sort of a man he was the Great Day will discover.”
What is the Great Day? As best you can, what do you think he was really saying? Discuss.
2. The Bible teaches that Christ could return for you (or call you home via death) at any time.
How much does that truth affect you on a daily basis? How should it affect you?
What needs to change?
3. Bruce cited Paul’s statement in 2 Corinthians 5:9, “Therefore, we have as our ambition…to be pleasing to Him.” A penetrating question for all of us is, am I pleasing God?
— in how I handle my money?
— in my family/marriage relationships?
— in my friendships?
— in my vocational life?
— in how I’m investing my time?
— in serving Jesus and others rather than just myself?
4. On a personal level—is the Holy Spirit convicting you about any of your attitudes or actions (sins of commission)? Is He convicting you of something that He’s been urging you to do that you have failed to do (sins of omission)? If so, read 1 John 1:7-9 and take some time to practice 1 John 1:9 before Him.